The framing of a families military medals, photos and memorabilia is a very personal and depends on what material is available, preferred size and style.
The following are examples of how we can frame military medals to suit different customer requirements.
In each example, Fastframe scanned, restored and printed the images, and arranged for David Hirsh Medal Mounting in Glenhuntly to clean and court mount the old medals and to supply us with the medal replicas and other elements. As always, Southern Cross Trophies & Engraving in Collingwood supplied us with the brass plates.
Example 1 – Medals, photos and military memorabilia – In addition to medals, customers often have a variety of photos and memorabilia, such as dog tags, insignias, pay books, badges, uniform buttons etc.
Example 2 – Overlapping full size replica medals – By overlapping the medals the width of the frame can be reduced.
Example 3 – Miniature medal display – Miniature medals are a good alternative if the customer doesn’t want to frame the original medals and requires a smaller display.
Example 4 – Opening frame – Some customers like to be able to remove their framed medals (especially original medals) so that they can be worn on special occasions. While Opening frames are not new, they are often bulky and look more like boxes than frames. To make a more elegant Opening frame, Fastframe uses a traditional frame on the front and a hidden box frame at the back to hold the medals. The front frame is hinged and can be easily opened to remove the medals.
The glass used on all examples was UltraVue glass with 70% UV protection and amazing clarity.